From the weekend:
As if any chance existed otherwise, Omar Vizquel won't be returning to the White Sox next season. Vizquel made the "announcement" on twitter.
Speaking of which, Jermaine Dye is now part of the wide world of twitter.
If twitter updates aren't your thing, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports sees some action happening this week on the trade front. Some of his predictions for landing spots of White Sox players don't make much sense, though. James at White Sox Observer looked back at Kenny Williams' pre-Christmas dealings and found a few major moves, most notably the John Danks-to-Texas trade of 2006.
Marco Paddy talked to the Chicago Tribune and is excited to have Nestor Molina follow him from Toronto to Chicago.
Jesse Crain has a few areas of concern going into 2012, even though he posted a sub-3.00 ERA in his first year with the Sox last season.
And finally, Eric at South Side Sox found a great interview with Shoeless Joe Jackson from 1949 -- it's interesting how Jackson never campaigned for his reinstatment.
Around the division:
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting Jason Kubel is expected to sign somewhere other than Minnesota this week. Cincinnati is rumored in the article, but let's all just hope it's not Cleveland.
Royals Review has an interesting look as to why Kansas City should deal Billy Butler. Meanwhile, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star sees 84 wins as a realistic total for the Royals in 2012.